Angus’ MP has added his backing to a campaign run by Prostate Cancer UK, which uses the language of sport to engage men in the fight against cancer.
Mike Weir is the latest big name to sign up for the Men Unite campaign, which also counts comedian Bill Bailey, footballer Denis Law and Sir Michael Parkinson amongst it’s supporters.
Mr Weir said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is predicted to be the most common cancer overall by 2030. Despite this we know that the quality of care and support men with the condition receive varies throughout Scotland.
“To address this I have previously called on NHS Boards to implement Prostate Cancer UK’s excellent Quality Checklist, and reiterate that call today.
“Furthermore I am delighted to sign for Men United v Prostate Cancer. It’s a big ask but, working together, I know we can win this.
“Unfortunately signing up didn’t come with a Wayne Rooney style salary. Which is probably just as well given my lamentable performance at table football.”
Men United v Prostate Cancer is an integrated television, print and digital campaign which runs until the end of March 2014. Men - and women - are encouraged to go online to search ‘Men United’ to get involved by testing their knowledge of the disease with a simple quiz, and signing for the team.
They can also pledge their allegiance by proudly wearing the charity’s ‘Man of Men’ pin badge. To sign for Men United visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/menunited.